Leona Edmiston | Montana Avenue Annual Sidewalk Sale

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New Arrivals | Tucker by Gaby Basora

Browsing new arrivals at the Tucker by Gaby Basora online boutique, there are three absolutely delicious items we thought perfect for any summer wardrobe. First, there is the very pretty Florinda Riviera Chan Blouse that features a floral print on midnight blue silk, minimal collar, and button front. The Floorlength Girl Named Ariel Dress is a clean and crisp geometric print on black silk with three-quarter length sleeves, button front, and waist tie. Our favorite is the Lola’s Sassy Pink Print Floorlength Dress constructed with a jacquard-like silk polka dot fabric, button front, and three-quarter length sleeves. What is your favorite? All thoughts and comments are welcome.

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May 13-14 | Twinkle by Wenlan Sample Sale

Twinkle by Wenlan hosts sample sales at their New York City corporate office twice each year, and one of them takes place next week – Thursday May 13 and Friday May 14. The scheduled time for both days is 10AM to 7PM, and the location is on the 17th Floor at 548 Eighth Avenue (between 37th and 38th). Fashion shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase Spring 2010 Collection stock, and retail price discounts for some items are expected to reach the 75 percent off mark. We recommend attending Thursday evening because the signature chunky knit sweaters will go quickly!

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May 12-15 | Tibi New York Sample Sale

Tibi is hosting a Sample Sale beginning Wednesday May 12 through Saturday May 15 at the Coolture Showroom located at 409 West 39 Street in New York City. The schedule is as follows: Wednesday 1-6 PM; 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday and Friday; and Saturday begins at 10 AM and concludes at 4 PM. Fashion shoppers who are not familiar with Tibi should visit to their website to view their extremely gorgeous Fall 2010 Collection or plan a visit to the Tibi SoHo Boutique located at 120 Wooster Street

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Rebecca Minkoff | Exciting May 2010 Shopping Events

This Saturday May 8, Rebecca Minkoff will be at the Tysons Galleria Saks Fifth Avenue located in McLean, Virginia from 2 – 5 PM. In addition to the opportunity to meet a very talented designer in person and shop her new Spring 2010 Collection while enjoying sweet treats and “mocktinis,” the excitement doesn’t stop there. Dior Beauty will be performing complimentary makeovers, a free gift will be provided with any handbag purchase, and those attending can enter for a chance to win a Rebecca Minkoff handbag. Last but not least, shoppers should dress in their finest spring outfit because the individual that best completes their look with a Rebecca Minkoff bag will be awarded access to one of her future fashion shows.

Second and beginning Tuesday May 11, Rebecca Minkoff will be hosting a New York City Sample Sale through Sunday May 16 at 155 Fifth Avenue (between 21st & 22nd). Please note that Tuesday is a VIP Night, and champagne and treats will be served from 4 – 9 PM. VIPs will have access to exclusive items before the sale opens up to the general public on Wednesday, and RSVPs are required and should be directed to: ssvip@rebeccaminkoff.com. The schedule for the remainder of the event is 10 AM – 7 PM Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday hours are 11 AM – 5 PM.

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MET Costume Institute Gala | Place Your Vote for Best Dressed

The Costume Institute Gala took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last night, and the annual red carpet event is synonymous with star power, true beauty, and glamour. Anna Wintour was appropriately in attendance, and Lady Gaga performed a four song set wearing a Giorgio Armani catsuit.

The Satin Plum looked through WWD photos from last night’s event in an effort to select our top five best dressed. Never an easy task, we narrowed our list down to ten but then thought it best we ask our readers for their opinion. Please select your personal favorite for best dressed in the side column to your right. In addition, all thoughts and comments are welcome.

Finally, the Costume Institute Gala honored the May 5 opening of the American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, an exhibition that provides insight as to how the term “modern woman” has historically evolved into the twenty-second century. From the MET website, “Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition will reveal how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. ‘Gibson Girls,’ ‘Bohemians,’ and ‘Screen Sirens,’ among others, helped lay the foundation for today’s American woman.” This very interesting exhibition is on display at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall until August 15.

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Denmark | May 12 – 2010 DANSK Fashion Awards

The Danish fashion industry will gather in Copenhagen the evening of Wednesday May 12 for the 2010 DANSK Fashion Awards. Hosted by the Style Counsel in conjunction with DANSK Magazine, the third year for this annual ceremony will be a very exciting and enjoyable night if the footage from last year’s event is any indication. 
Three finalists have been selected for each of the fourteen fashion design, stylist, photography, and modeling categories. The nominees for Danish Designer of the Year are: Bruuns Bazaar, By Malene Birger, and InWear. Which of these three finalists are your personal favorite? All thoughts and comments are welcome.

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